As a school we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Our aim is to achieve this through – “Working together to Protect Children”. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that children are in a caring and protective environment where they are valued and respected. The Safeguarding Policy, Procedures & Guidelines are reviewed annually, and staff are trained and alert to signs of abuse and neglect. If these are suspected, there are designated staff, who will work with the Tameside Safeguarding Officer and other Children’s Services, to ensure that the needs of the child are met. Whilst every effort is made to liaise with parents and carers this may not always be possible straight away but they will be kept informed by a safeguarding officer.
Jennifer Tinsdeall - Designated Safeguarding Lead & Head of School
I am the lead for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. I have been Head of School and Headteacher in mainstream schools in challenging circumstances and I have been responsible for safeguarding in both schools. Please don't hesitate to contact me at school if you have any concerns or worries.
Ann Smith - Home School Liaison Officer
I work closely with both the students and their families, to promote good attendance and parenting skills.
Nicola Neal - Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Welfare Manager
I have considerable experience in working with children in a Special Needs setting. I have a background in Social Care and Child Protection and I provide direct support for our students and families.
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On 21st January 2019 Samuel Laycock School implemented a new project that runs jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass. It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed. This allows the school to support the children. If you have any other questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Welfare Manager & Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Samuel Laycock School
TEL: 0161 344 1992